The traffic in Pittsburgh can tend to become a little confusing to someone from another city. Roads aren’t always operating, and construction takes place at odd and random times. Being that downtown is at the junction of three rivers, which are The Alleghany, The Monongalia, and The Ohio, and bridges coming in and out of the city it can make things a bit confusing. Pittsburgh isn’t that big compared to other cites. It is the 63rd largest city in the United States; however, because of the road system it feels much larger. The interstates going outbound from the inner city are called the parkways. Which consist of interstate 376, Interstate 76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike), Interstate 79 which is a north and south bound. If you are heading to Cranberry Township or any other place northwest of our office location, you would use I-279 to I-79. You can find the directions here. You will find a lot of intersections with more than 4 ways, which can become confusing and difficult to deal with if you aren’t familiar with the area. Just remember not to get in to big of a hurry and you get used to it pretty quick. Pittsburgh is a great city with many attractions, and when you have learned the ins and out of the parkways, and major bridges going in and out isn’t so bad getting around. If you are going to be driving into Pittsburgh we recommend you check out Pittsburgh Traffic Alerts for any updates that might be going on. This is a good way to see where traffic is backed up and if there is any major construction going on. Using this tool can save you a lot of time and stress in the long run of trying to get to any major event in the downtown area.
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